Threw the only perfect game in World Series history to date.
He was offered several basketball scholarships after being selected for the All-Metro Conference team.
He won the World Series MVP award for the 1956 series, where he threw a perfect game.
After getting girlfriend Vivian pregnant, he married her in 1955 only to divorce and remarry Corrine Bruess.
David Wells was another New York Yankee to throw a perfect game.